How to Move Forward When Your Great Idea was Rejected

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It happens to everyone; you think your idea is spectacular but, when you present it, you are caught off guard when it’s shot down. Generally, your first instinct is to try and recover from the incident, possibly by downplaying how great you thought the suggestion was, acting like you have a sudden commitment that needs… Read more »


How to Stay Healthy When You Work Long Hours

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Not everyone works a traditional 40-hour work week, especially if you have joined the management ranks. While an occasionally extended schedule might not have a significant impact on your well-being, frequent long hours can take their toll, leaving your feeling overworked or even burned out. Luckily, there are things you can do to protect your… Read more »


How to Expand Your Role Without Overstepping

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Whether you are generally satisfied with your role or are actively hoping to move on to bigger and brighter things, the idea of taking on new tasks can be enticing. This may allow you to get involved in a project of particular interest, expand your skill set, or simply work with coworkers whom you happen… Read more »


4 Ways to Pull Your Career Out of a Rut in 2018

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While a bit of normalcy can provide a sense of calm, a rut is often downright dull. Most people encounter the occasional stall during their career, but when the tedium becomes commonplace, it’s easy to reach a point of frustration. Luckily, there are ways to break free of ruts in your career. Here are four… Read more »


How to Make the Hardest Decisions Easier

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Leaders are often faced with tough choices, being largely responsible for steering their team, or the entire company, in the right direction. Selecting priorities isn’t always simple as multiple factors are often in play, and the variables change frequently. While finding answers to common decision points seems complex, they actually boil down to something drenched… Read more »


Sure, You’re a Great Boss … But How Do You Become a Great Leader?

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Becoming a great boss is no small feat. Often, it means knowing how to give effective and actionable feedback, how to delegate tasks and coordinate team efforts, and even guide the development of staff members. But, simply being a reliable boss doesn’t mean your workers view you as an exceptional leader. Often, there’s more to… Read more »


4 Things You Can Do So You’re Always Ready for a New Job Opportunity

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Everyone loves the feeling of being in a good job. Often, this means your last job search paid big dividends, and you’re excited by the daily activities and challenges you face. When this happens, it’s easy to put the concept of finding a new job far back in your mind, as the idea generally feels… Read more »


How to Ask Your Boss for Help Without Looking Incompetent

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At some point in your career, you’ll likely be faced with a conundrum that requires help to solve. But, asking your boss for assistance can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if you are worried that it will reflect negatively on your capabilities. However, if you don’t even know how to begin to solve your problem,… Read more »


Taking Control of Your Work-Life Balance

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In the era of mobile technology and remote work options, it isn’t uncommon for our professional lives to comingle with our personal ones. Add to that the fact that many people pull extended hours at the office, and it’s no wonder maintaining work-life balance can be a challenge. But, failing to disconnect from your duties… Read more »


The Right Way to Reach Out to Recruiters on Social Media

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Social media can be a powerful tool for job seekers interested in connecting with skilled recruiters. But, to be effective, you have to make sure you are using the ideal approach. Simply firing off a copy of your resume isn’t going to get you the best results, as you haven’t given the recruiter a reason… Read more »